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March 9, 2022
SAMS Statement on Ukraine
caroline.philhower

In light of the recent outbreak of conflict in Ukraine, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) stands in solidarity with...

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Blog
March 8, 2022
Perserverance, Bravery, and Determination, the Stories of Women and SAMS
caroline.philhower

On International Women’s Day, we’d like to join everyone in honoring and celebrating women around the world. We’ve been committed to empowering women, raising awareness, and combatting gender based violence (GBV)  and discrimination in any form. Through our scholarship programs, partnerships with local and international universities, and awareness campaigns to...

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Blog
February 4, 2022
SAMS and Closing the Gap in Cancer Care
caroline.philhower

Over the course of the last decade there have been huge strides in cancer care, with improvements in early detection and diagnosis, treatment, and recovery rate. Despite these improvements and all the progress globally , underserved communities especially those in zones prone to conflict such as Syria struggle to see...

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Blog
December 8, 2021
Violence has Many Faces: GBV in the Syrian Conflict
caroline.philhower

Content Warning: Please be advised that this blog post discusses gender-based violence. While graphic details are omitted, mentions of sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence may be triggering for some readers. What is GBV? GBV stands for gender-based violence, a term that encompasses all acts of violence aimed...

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Reports
November 1, 2021
Oxygen Availability for Covid-19 Management in North West Syria

Under-resourced settings have faced inequitable access to essential medicines, vaccines, and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical oxygen. In countries affected by protracted conflict, where health systems are already strained and resources depleted, the impact of such shortages are magnified. One such context is northwest Syria where, in an...

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Press Release
October 20, 2021
SAMS Responds to Bombardment in Ariha, Idlib
caroline.philhower

October 20, 2021 Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, October 20 at approximately 8:00 AM local time, the town of Ariha in Idlib governorate was targeted with shelling, killing 13 people and injuring at least 40. 4 children have been identified among those killed. The attack targeted civilian areas in Qassabin...

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October 13, 2021
Second Wave of COVID-19 Surging in Northwest Syria
caroline.philhower

October 13, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Health facilities in northwest Syria are quickly becoming overwhelmed as a new wave of COVID-19 spreads through the area. ICU units at COVID-19 hospitals have reached up to 93% of their occupancy rate, and health personnel are facing a lack of crucial supplies due...

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October 10, 2021
Restoring Hope for Conflict-Affected Populations
caroline.philhower

This year on World Mental Health Day, SAMS is shining a light on one of the most important  elements in creating a sustainable future for underserved communities, including IDPs and other victims of conflict and violence. SAMS works to ensure that these communities have access to proper mental health care...

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October 6, 2021
Breathing in a Pandemic: How Oxygen Helps Save Lives in Syria
caroline.philhower

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to exhaust our energies, medical capacities and claim human lives across the world. Over the last year and a half, the healthcare system in Syria has faced enormous challenges in attempting to circumvent the spread of the virus while simultaneously facing severe shortages in equipment...

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